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RE: IP over in-ground cable applications.

  • From: Christopher J. Wolff
  • Date: Thu Sep 12 14:38:02 2002


If your MPEG2 video were multicast streams, wouldn't that be a much more
effective utilization of bandwidth?

Christopher J. Wolff, CIO
Broadband Laboratories, Inc. 

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Nathan Stratton
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 11:29 AM
To: Christopher J. Wolff
Subject: Re: IP over in-ground cable applications.

On Thu, 12 Sep 2002, Christopher J. Wolff wrote:

> Greetings,
> Can anyone recommend a method for integrating TCP/IP with an existing
> analog cable television network.   The cable companies do this quite
> well; however, it's not immediately clear to me how I would multiplex 
> the IP traffic and the existing video and deliver it to a home.

Ya, build a new two-way HFC network.

> My current thoughts on this are to digitize the satellite video into 
> mpeg2 and deliver it over TCP/IP through the in-ground cable.  This 
> way, integrating the video and data portion are easy, however the 
> resident would need to buy a mpeg2 set-top-box to split out the video 
> and internet.  Thank you very much for your consideration.

The issue is you only have 125 CMTS channels to deal with and most
network have way to many homes passed per head end to make mpeg2 over IP
practical solution.

Nathan Stratton
nathan at

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